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Original Boxing Kangaroo flag heads home

Original Boxing Kangaroo flag heads home

27 September 2009

The original boxing kangaroo flag flown on Australia II when it won the America’s Cup in 1983 is on its way home to Australia. The flag was discovered recently hanging in O’Brien’s Bar in Newport Rhode Island by Australia II crewman John Longley.

Hackett's world record smashed by China's Zhang Lin

Hackett's world record smashed by China's Zhang Lin

30 July 2009

Grant Hackett's 800m freestyle world record was obliterated at the FINA world championships on Wednesday as Australia lost yet another champion's name from the record books. China's Zhang Lin ripped 6.53 seconds off Hackett's 2005 world championship time to win in 7:32.12.

A dose of culture for overseas media at London 2012

A dose of culture for overseas media at London 2012

28 June 2009

Overseas media covering the 2012 Olympics will be housed in hotels in downtown London instead of purpose built media “villages” like they had in Beijing.

AOC Life Membership for Montgomery and Wenden

AOC Life Membership for Montgomery and Wenden

9 May 2009

Olympians Michael Wenden and Peter Montgomery have been awarded life membership of the Australian Olympic Committee

Coates re-elected AOC President unopposed

Coates re-elected AOC President unopposed

9 May 2009

John Coates has been re-elected unopposed as President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) a position he has held for 19 years.

Plympton elected to AOC Executive

Plympton elected to AOC Executive

9 May 2009

Melbourne Yachting supremo Andrew Plympton is the new man on the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Executive.

Harvey accepts IOC Award and reinforces standards of athlete behaviour

Harvey accepts IOC Award and reinforces standards of athlete behaviour

9 May 2009

AOC Vice President Ron Harvey was presented with the prestigious International Olympic Committee Pierre de Coubertin medal at the AOC Annual General Meeting in Sydney today.Harvey received the award for outstanding services to the Olympic movement.

Sporting greats farewell super starter

Sporting greats farewell super starter

8 April 2009

Hundreds of Australia's best athletes gathered in Melbourne to say goodbye to a great off-field sporting identity.A memorial service was held at the MCG on Wednesday for sporting administrator Julius (Judy) Patching, who died aged 92 on February 13.

Australian Olympic Official wins International Award

Australian Olympic Official wins International Award

2 April 2009

AOC Vice President Ron Harvey has been awarded the prestigious Pierre de Coubertin medal by the International Olympic Committee for outstanding services to the Olympic movement.A long-time basketball player and coach Harvey has made an outstanding contribution to the development of Australian sport in a

Coates statement on D'Arcy and London 2012

Coates statement on D'Arcy and London 2012

27 March 2009

We have no comment on the penalty delivered by the court today. However I have no doubt the AOC Executive made the correct decision in terminating Nick D’Arcy’s membership of the Beijing Olympic Team last June. In regards to Nick D’Arcy representing Australia at the 2012 Olympic Games in London

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Did you know?

American athlete Eddie Eagan is the only athlete to win gold at a summer and winter Olympics in Heavyweight Boxing (1920) and bobsleigh (1932).